One of the most recognizable voices in rock music, Jon Anderson, best known for his work with Yes, Vangelis, Kitaro and other notable music artists, as well as his innovative solo efforts, is preparing to release a solo album, "Survival & Other Stories," on June 14. Featuring eleven new songs with themes about "love, life, understanding, healing and survival," Anderson's new CD aims for an inspirational message.
“About four years ago I just put in an ad on my website: 'Musicians Wanted'... This is the result. Writing the songs for 'Survival & Other Stories' was uplifting for me on many levels, I was working with musicians from around the world Via the Internet, it's a new world, music is a healing energy, I had a tough 2008, through illness, and the music I've been writing since is a celebration of life on many levels."
"Survival & Other Stories" is the first of three albums to be released by Jon Anderson in the next two years.
Anderson recently completed an east coast tour of the US, “An Acoustic Evening With Jon Anderson”, which featured a mixture of material from Jon Anderson's prolific solo career, collaborations with Vangelis and classic YES songs, along with new compositions from the new CD. Anderson will be performing select shows throughout this summer in the US and Canada. For tour dates visit www.jonanderson.com/tour.html